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Menopause

Premature menopause

05/29/2008

Question:

i hit menopause at around my 40`s just a few days ago i saw my obgyn and she seamed very concerned about it. so I`ve taken a delfa bone scan i have to have a colonoscopy done plus a mammogram. i don`t have any of the results yet plus i am on a lot of medican but i haven`t been on this much since my 40`s my obgyn is making think there could be cancer, is this true?

Answer:

Menopause is considered normal from age 41-55.  Colonoscopy is generally recommended at age 50 and older unless you had colon cancer in the family at a very young age.

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Response by:

Margery   Gass, MD Margery Gass, MD
Formely, Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati